Italian shipbuilder Fincantieri said it has handed over the second of three new “Muse” series ultra-luxury cruise ships it is constructing for Royal Caribbean’s Silversea Cruises.
Silver Moon, built at Fincantieri’s Ancona yard and delivered on Friday, is a sister ship of Silver Muse, that went out to sea in 2017 from the Sestri Ponente (Ge) shipyard, and of Silver Dawn, to be delivered in 2021 in Ancona. At 40,700 gross tons, the newbuild has capacity for 596 passengers in 298 all-suite cabins.
Among the vessel’s notations, the “Green star 3 Design”, assigned to units that are designed, built and equipped to prevent air and water pollution, and those referred to the acoustic restraint on board.
Silver Moon is the ninth ship to enter the Silversea fleet.
Richard D. Fain, Chairman and CEO of the Royal Caribbean Group, said, “This beautiful ship represents the resilience of the global cruise industry and it is encouraging to see such innovation and progress in this challenging period. I have long said that Silversea Cruises is the jewel in the crown of the Royal Caribbean Group and I am today reminded of the cruise line’s quality. Silver Moon represents the pinnacle of luxury travel; I look forward to welcoming our guests aboard in the near future.”